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Buyer

Company: Bonnie Plants, Inc
Location: Opelika
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

The Buyer strategically procures non-production materials (Maintenance, Repair and Operating 'MRO' materials) and capital equipment for fleet and repair & maintenance services and increases the amount of digitalization of procurement using eProcurement tools.Responsibilities Ensures compliance with all purchasing policies and guarantees that the company is getting the best ROI while utilizing the most appropriate vendors.Develop, share, and implement category industry knowledge and best practices for NPM and Capex sourcing.Analyze MRO and indirect spend and identify opportunities for cost savings, contract improvements, risk mitigation and improved compliance with standards, policies, and contracts.Achieve year over year pricing improvements and record cost avoidance measurements.Drive increased usage of eProcurement tools using e-catalogs to facilitate user interface and reduce the touch points in the NPM process.Monitor and provide guidance on procurement processes for MRO and indirect materialsManage supplier performance and improve user experience by utilizing Vendor Management System.Seek value added vendors to eliminate waste or improve user experience.Ensure compliance with Corporate Purchasing Procedures and Policies.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Ability to build and maintain trust and strong relationships with stakeholders, vendors and business partners.Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while still maintaining qualityStrong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate and present to others in an efficient/effective mannerAbility to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other personnel and management and ability to work seamlessly with Operations and Sales functionsEnterprise thinker - ability to understand how their work fits into/enhances the broader enterprise objectivesAbility to exercise good judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting rules, regulations, policies, and proceduresCreative problem-solving mindset with and attention to detail and financial responsibilityStrong proficiency with Microsoft Office suiteEducation and Experience:Bachelor's Degree in supply chain management, procurement, business management, or a related field.Minimum of 3 years' experience in purchasing or procurement, including experience in a manufacturing environment using ERP systemsExperience developing and managing electronic catalogs for indirect itemsExperience conducting spend analysis; disaggregating complex spend information into actionable insights.Preferred Qualifications CPM, CPSM or ASQ certificationsMS NAV experienceBonus: 5Education: BS

Keywords: Bonnie Plants, Inc, Columbus , Buyer, Other , Opelika, Georgia

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